Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, artwork, photography, and multimedia. We offer print and electronic versions of the magazine and offer samples of the published materials online. We're determined to find those writers and artists who are hungry and relevant, flying under the radar, producing great works that are going unnoticed. We read absolutely everything sent to us, word-for-word, right down to the very last juicy sentence. This is a magazine for everyone, but we're really into publishing the up-and-comer, the underdog in the literary battle royale. Give us your best shot.
We dare you.
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Anyone seeking counsel, encouragement, and help with their writing should check out Palooka founder and editor Jonathan Starke's website: www.jonathanstarke.com. Best to you and all of your creative endeavors!
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Wonderful Review of Issue #4!
Have a look at Ashley Jean Granillo's really amazing review of our latest issue!
Issue#4 IS HERE!
The inside is as beautiful as the outside. We promise!
Submission + e-Edition (50% Off) Category
Make your submission here and receive an e-Edition of Palooka #1, #2, or #3 at half-off. Make sure to remember to indicate in your cover letter if your submission is fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or drama, and also please remember to let us know which issue you would like to receive.
New Multimedia Submission Category
We're doing something new here. We want your most creative and original multimedia submissions. You can check out the submission guidelines here. Selected projects will be published on our website and released as a supplement to the print issue.